May 27, 2020
School Update May 27, 2020
On Friday May 15th and Monday May 25th, surveys were sent to all families. Based on the information we received from the surveys, we were able to develop a schedule and plan for the return in-class instruction on June 1, 2020.
Please note: In order to ensure that all classrooms maintain the appropriate density levels, we will not be able to accommodate drop ins. If your situation has changed since completing the surveys please call the school office so that we can make accommodations for your child to start at a future date in June.
Students will attend for a half day – AM OR PM session ONLY.
Monday – Friday
9:00 – 11:30 am Div. 2 Ms. Husdon/Mrs. Stevenson
9:00 – 11:30 am Div. 4 Mrs. Martins
9:00 – 11:30 am Div. 5 Dr. Kentel/Ms. Phelan
12:30 – 3:00 pm Div. 1 Mrs. Cantafio/Ms. Bloom
12:30 – 3:00 pm Div. 3 Mrs. Browning/Mrs. Stevenson
We are following a number of health and safety guidelines as prescribed by the Provincial Health Officer and WorksafeBC and this will mean that things will be different in our classrooms.
• Classroom layout that supports physical distancing (E.g. Desk arrangements)
• Removal of hard to clean objects (plush toys, shared materials)
• More individual work (rather than group work)
• Increased hand washing opportunities
• Breaks taken at staggered times rather than a common recess
• Due to social distancing requirements and staffing, it may not be possible for students to be with their regular teacher
As part of this next phase of instruction, we are able to provide full time in-class instruction to essential service workers as well as students needing additional support. In addition, before and after school care can be provided by the Westminster Children’s After School Society (WCAS) and there may be a cost associated with this service. If you have childcare needs or feel that your child requires full time in-class instruction due to unique circumstances, please contact the school office.
Please rest assured that whether you choose to return to school in June or continue with remote learning, we are here to support you and your child.